WITH THE QUEEN
The Sai Weekend School of Harrow offers the
Sai Education programme to 500 pupils on Saturday mornings.
The school was selected to perform for Her Majesty the Queen
of England on her recent visit to Harrow to celebrate the
Borough’s 50th Anniversary as a recognised London Borough.
Royal Highness smiled at the little Sai boys holding the value
banners. “You are from Sai School,” she beamed.
All the eleven boys saluted her and she read the five values.
“Should we all bow to Her Majesty,” commanded
their teacher. All the boys did the perfect bow and the Mayor
then introduced the Head Teacher to Her Majesty who was very
interested in the School and its activities. The Headmistress
briefed the monarch on the Sai education programme, and the
transformation it brings about in the pupils and the community
as a whole.
She watched the Union Jack dance and stopped to talk to the
pupils, then moved on to watch the dance on ‘Vande Mataram’
(India’s national song) and seemed mesmerised by their
colourful costumes, jewellery and dance movements. As she
climbed the steps to pull the curtain and officially open
the plaque of Harrow’s 50th anniversary celebrations,
the Sai students stood around the royal entourage and before
the royals departed, the Duke of Edinburgh stopped to talk
to some of the pupils.
Everyone in Sai School of Harrow was most impressed with Her
Majesty and how humble, kind and warm hearted she is. As for
the Sai School pupils, no one could wipe the smile off their
faces for this rare privilege.